About the Museum Mill

The Museum Mill is the middle of the three mills in a row near Schermerhorn. Together they form a beautiful, typically Dutch picture. The Museum Mill is open to the public from April 1 to November 1.

You can view the mill from top to bottom and see exactly how a watermill works and how the Schermerpolder was formed 400 years ago by the draining of the Schermeer. You will also get an idea of how people used to live and work in a polder mill. A film is shown in the cinema that explains more about the history of the polder and the development of the polder drainage. The mill runs during opening hours, subject to weather conditions and activities.


Opening hours

Attention: April 5 the mill will be closed from on 11AM.

Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00.

April to October
Tuesday to Saturday 09.00 - 16.30.

Sunday 11.00 - 16.30.

Please note: the box office closes half an hour before closing time.

Closed from November to March
In the period from November to March it is possible for groups to visit the mill at a rate to be agreed upon. For reservations you can contact us at info@museummolen.nl or by phone +31 72 3030 246 .


Entrance fees 2023/2024

Adults €6.00
Children 4-12 years €4.00
Groups from 15 people €5.00 *
AlkmaarPas €4.80
Museum year card free
Press and media free (by appointment)

* Group reduction not applicable for individual payments


  • The visitor center is wheelchair accessible. The mill yard is uneven due to paving, but it is wheelchair accessible. Due to the nature of the object, the mill is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a disabled toilet.
  • There is a changing table for our youngest guests.

You can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or soda in the Museum Mill. In the summer we also offer ice cream and the terrace is open with a view of the polder landscape.



Museum windmill Schermerhorn
Noordervaart 2

1636 VL Schermerhorn

The Netherlands

+31 (0)72 303 02 46






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